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Rfv-sense: "A CD containing between 3 and anything up to 30 tracks (songs or instrumentals).", as distinct from the more general "A group of audio recordings, on any media, intended for distribution as a group." (I'm not really insisting on three cites — dunno how you could cite this — just for confirmation that there really are speakers for whom this is a distinct sense. I mean, I do have a vague notion that some media are more "album-y" than others, but this seems a bit much, no?) —RuakhTALK 01:04, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
- In many of our definitions, younger (I infer) contributors seem to find that our more inclusive definitions don't provide meanings they can immediately relate to. So they add something much more particular, less abstract. I wonder if shortening and using more vivid simple language would make the more general definitio seem better. Like: "Audio recordings, on any media (eg, CD, tape) distributed as a group", Simply excluding "CD" might make the other definitions seem less current. Can an album be on a DVD? Does adding video make a group of audio recordings not an album? To an older speaker (and I speak with more authority here), "album" might be restricted to phonograph records, [and not just vinyl!]). DCDuring TALK 09:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
- It's plain wrong. A lot of EPs have three or more tracks, and they are not albums.
(Incidentally, I see that we define "EP" only as a vinyl record. I was talking about CDs, and you can find plenty even if you insist on "EP" in the name, e.g. Aphex Twin's Come to Daddy EP, Mesh's Fragile EP.)Fixed that! Equinox ◑ 19:07, 22 May 2009 (UTC)